John Kerry on the Conviction of Hissene Habre for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, and Torture

The United States welcomes the Extraordinary African Chambers' issuance of the judgment finding former Chadian President Hissene Habre guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including charges of murder, torture, rape, and sexual slavery, and sentencing him to life in prison. This ruling is a landmark in the global fight against impunity for atrocities, ...
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HHS Secretary Burwell Remarks at World Health Assembly Ministerial Panel on Dementia

HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell World Health Assembly Ministerial Panel on Dementia Geneva, Switzerland May 23, 2016 “We welcome any opportunity to collaborate on innovative care and services models and we will continue to support international efforts to fight dementia through the work of the G7 and WHO.” AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Introduction I want ...
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The United States Supports the Full Inclusion of Women in Disarmament

Ambassador Wood: "Including women and their perspectives in our conflict prevention efforts, our efforts to end wars and bring about just and sustainable peace, our efforts to protect civilian populations and hold accountable those that commit war crimes and crimes against humanity, is absolutely essential to international peace and stability, and to U.S. national security."
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Ambassador Hamamoto Remarks at IUCN Reception

If 2015 was a year of commitment, 2016 is the year to take action. And the IUCN World conservation Congress is an important step in that direction, offering us all a chance to define the sustainable path for moving the Paris climate agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals from targets to achievements.
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Water is Life – An Art Quilt Exhibition

The United States Mission to the U.N. in Geneva marked World Water Day 2016 with a stunning show of over 40 art quilts. The project in partnership with ‘American Exchange Rome’ and ‘Quilt for Change,’ allows visitors to reflect on the importance of water as a precious source of life and its impact on the ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry Meets with U.S. Mission Geneva Staff

Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry U.S. Mission Geneva, Switzerland May 2, 2016 AMBASSADOR HAMAMOTO: Secretary, it’s so great to have you back here in Geneva. After coming here numerous times over the last couple years, it’s now been about nine months since your last visit, and I will say we were starting to worry that ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Calls With UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and General Coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee Riyad Hija

The Secretary expressed his deep concern about the deteriorating situation in Aleppo, where the Assad regime continues to escalate the conflict by predominantly targeting innocent civilians and parties to the cessation of hostilities -- not Nusra, as the regime falsely claims. Such attacks are direct violations of the cessation and must stop immediately.
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